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Abbas Mustan: ‘Players’ is very different from ‘The Italian Job’
After a gap of three years since their last release the successful duo – Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla – are all set to entertain audiences again with Players. The directors take time out to talk about the official remake of Hollywood film The Italian Job and the sequel to their last hit, Race
Why remake a film (The Italian Job) that has already been watched by most people?
Abbas (A): Not everyone has watched it. You know, there have been two The Italian Jobs – one with Michael Caine in 1986 and later with Mark Wahlberg in 2003. Now ours will be the 2012 version. Obviously it has been altered keeping the Indian audience in mind. Viacom 18 (production house) came to us with the idea of remaking the film. They also bought the remake rights. At first we said it would be very difficult. But then we thought it would be good to Indianise it. We took a year to work on the script. And, touch wood, it’s different. Click here to read more